Understanding basic terms & concepts used in research [Video]

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This video will help you better understand the following terms & concepts:

  1. Population or target group
  2. Samples & sample statistics
  3. Descriptive & Inferential statistics
  4. Strengths & weaknesses of certain statistics
  5. Representative samples

Jamaica’s Population Census 2011: Infographics

Jamaica’s population grew from 2,607,632 (2.608 million) persons in 2001 to 2, 697, 983 (2.698 million) in 2011. This represents a 3.5% increase in the total population size over the period (2001 – 2011). The following shows a breakdown of 2011 population by parish:

See full copy of ‘Population and Housing Census 2011: General report’ by clicking here: view report

 
 

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Conducting your own survey? Here is a quick guide

What is a survey?

It is  the systematic/structured gathering of information from a sample/ proportion of individuals for the main purpose of making conclusions/predictions about a larger population/group.

Prior to starting a survey, one should…

  • Define a clear purpose for the survey
  • Create research objectives/research questions you intend to answer
  • Decide on a methodology to collect the data required

 Popular ways of administering a survey:

  1. Online via a website
  2. Online via email campaign
  3. Face-to-face interviews
  4. Interviews via telephone

In general, the method you choose to administer your survey questionnaire will be dependent on the following: Read more of this post